Seasons change. Just as the transition from fall to winter is inevitable, there may come a season in your career where it feels necessary to make a change. However, when you feel it is time to search for a new position, it is also crucial to determine if you are making a move for the right reasons.
Job transitions are wrought with stress and anxiety. The myriad of feelings that elicit stress and anxiety during a transition can ultimately result in actions that may have a detrimental effect on your career. Therefore, it is at times when you feel the most uncertain and the most pressure that it becomes necessary to maintain control and power over your career.
Company culture—the atmosphere, work ethic, and values—that a company upholds can sometimes lead to contention between employees and management. If your personal brand conflicts with the company’s culture, it may lead to discouragement and overall dissatisfaction in your current position. In this case, it may be time to assess whether this position it the right place for you to optimize the future of your career.
For your network to be useful, you must engage with people. It is not enough to simply have a long list of names in your network, you must develop and grow relationships with those people in order build a successful network.
Many actions are communicated through non-verbal cues. It is important to be acutely aware of your body language during an interview. Maximize your impact with these six tips.
Have you considered using Twitter for networking? With over 261 million users, what a great platform to connect with fellow professionals and companies.
Many resumes and LinkedIn profiles of people I meet have me wondering whether I met a different person. Are you as good on paper as you are in person?
Don’t let comments haunt you years down the road when a hiring authority conducts a detailed web search of your activities. Be careful what you articulate on social media.
Many believe that the summer is not the best time to search for a job. While hiring is sometimes slow during the summer, it is a great time to build your professional network. These tips can help you authentically network during the summer to prepare for a future job search.
Job searches are stressful times. There’s so much information out there about how you should proceed in a job search. When you determine it’s the right time to start a job search, be sure to avoid these three mistakes.